Did you know that NYC government is the largest employer of veterans & military reservists in the city? Did you know that veterans may be eligible to receive civil service credits for positions requiring an exam? Did you know that city agencies are looking for veterans, military reservists, and military/veteran spouses as job candidates?
Learn more about continuing your service with a career in city government:
The Mayor's Office of Appointments (MOA) is looking to recruit a diversity of talent and invites veterans, military reservists, and military/veteran spouses to submit their resumes via MOA's Resume Portal using the referral code #NYCVETALLIANCE2019
Note: Submission of resume does not guarantee an interview, but if an opportunity within a city agency or mayoral office emerges that fits your background, MOA will share your resume with that agency or office.
Disabled and Non-Disabled Veteran Credits on Civil Service Exams
Many city jobs are classified as civil service, and require applicants to take an exam for that position. Other city positions are not civil service and/or do not require an exam. For civil service positions, New York State Civil Service Law applies, and there are specific benefits for qualifying veterans.
Your military service must meet civil service eligibility criteria, you can only use the credit once in your career, and the credit can only be applied to a passing score on a civil service exam. MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO REQUEST THIS CREDIT PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THE EXAM. Read the following documents carefully:
Serving NYC Veterans & Families
Military experience or experience as a military spouse or family member is often preferred for positions at the NYC Department of Veterans' Services. These positions provide an opportunity to work with and serve the NYC veterans community. See if there are open positions here:
NYPD Education Waiver for Military Service
Many NYC Police Officers are military reservists and veterans, and the education requirement is waived as follows:
- The requirement of 60 college credits can be waived if you have completed 2 years of active military service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
FDNY Age Exceptions for Military Service
Many NYC Firefighters are military reservists and veterans, and special exceptions to FDNY age policy apply:
- If you are on the Special Military list for the Firefighter Exam, you cannot turn 36 by the beginning of the current application period to be eligible to take the exam.
- If you were on active military duty, you can subtract up the amount of time you spent on duty from your actual age. The maximum you can subtract is 6 years. This rule is defined in Section 243 of New York State Military Law.
City Agency Veteran Liaisons
Each city agency and office is required to have a designated liaison to advise veterans employed by that agency of benefits, information, and policies specific to veterans. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure veterans and military reservists are integrated into city employment and that they receive new information from the city that is applicable to them. See the list of liaisons here:
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